tedster - 7:29 pm on Mar 5, 2011 (gmt 0)
Does anyone think a correction of this FUBAR is coming? Or is this the new normal.
Yep, it's coming. Google called it "a new layer" [webmasterworld.com...] That's why they asked for input about good sites incorrectly affected - to build an intial training set for their machine to learn from.
...it feels like a penalty. Looks like the algo is de-favouring sites rather than working out what it really wants to see in the serps and favouring those sites.
It's supposed to be working both ways, but I agree that the de-favouring is more visible - or maybe just getting more buzz. The big losers dropped dramatically, but the winners grew by a lot less - and from what I can see the wins are spread across a lot more sites, too.